USS Patchogue (YFB-1227)

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Ferryboat Patchogue.jpg
Patchogue in commercial service sometime between 1912 and 1917.
History
United States
Name: USS Patchogue
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Robert Jacobs, City Island, the Bronx, New York
Completed: 1912
Acquired: 29 September 1917
In service: 1917
Out of service: 1922
Reclassified: From ID-1227 to "ferryboat" (YFB-1227) 17 July 1920
Fate: Sold 16 June 1922
Notes: Operated as commercial ferryboat Patchogue 1912–1917
General characteristics
Type: Ferry
Tonnage: 135 gross tons
Length: 99 ft 9 in (30.40 m)
Beam: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
Draft: 3 ft (0.91 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 11 knots

The first USS Patchogue (ID-1227), later YFB-1227, was a United States Navy ferry in service from 1917 to 1922.

Patchogue was built in 1912 as a commercial wooden-hulled steam ferry of the same name by Robert Jacobs at City Island in the Bronx, New York. In 1917, the U.S. Navy purchased her from the Boston, Nahant and Pines Steamship Company for use during World War I. Delivered to the Navy on 29 September 1917 and assigned the naval registry identification number 1227, she entered service as USS Patchogue (ID-1227).

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Patchogue operated as a ferry at Submarine Base New London in New London, Connecticut. When the U.S. Navy adopted its modern hull number system on 17 July 1920, Patchogue was classified as a "ferryboat" (YFB) and redesignated YFB-1227. In June 1921, she was transferred to the 4th Naval District for service in the Delaware River-Delaware Bay area.

Placed out of service in 1922, Patchogue was sold to Charles Carr of Keansburg, New Jersey, on 16 June 1922.

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